Born in the Northern section of São Paulo, Éder Militão represented the youth teams at São Paulo Futebol Clube throughout his childhood. Progressing through the ranks quickly, the defender made his club debut at just 18 in an under-20 tournament, before making his professional debut the following year.
Militão went on to make 35 appearances in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A – Brazil’s highest domestic league – initially playing in central defence. However, the versatile defender was utilised at right-back towards the end of the 2017 season, then becoming the first choice for the start of the 2018 season.
The youngster wouldn’t see out the 2018 Série A campaign, as various scouts from clubs across Europe were vying for the defender’s signature. In August 2018, Militão moved to Portuguese champions FC Porto for £6 million, agreeing a five-year deal. The Brazilian defender immediately settled into his new surroundings, assisting the first of three goals in a comfortable debut victory over Moreirense.